Vanderbilt faces backlash after pulling Israel-divestment vote from student ballot

Vanderbilt University students protests began Tuesday after an amendment to the Vanderbilt Student Government Constitution, which would prevent student government funds from going to certain businesses that support Israel, was removed by administration officials from a student ballot in late March.

The sit-in ended early Wednesday morning, with numerous students removed from an administration building and at least three arrested and later released.

Nearly 30 students crammed into the halls of Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s office to hold a sit-in, along with over 30 more students on the steps outside, despite repeated threats of suspension and possible removal from the building.

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